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In which foods is potassium contained?

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In which foods is potassium contained?

Potassium-rich foods are mainly fruits and vegetables. Potassium is found in the soil and is absorbed by the plants via the roots. Therefore, the potassium content in plant foods varies considerably. Animals thus absorb potassium through their food, so that potassium is also present in meat, dairy products and fish. The mineral potassium quickly combines with water.

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Vitamins, minerals and trace elements: daily requirement

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Vitamins, minerals and trace elements: daily requirement

The daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements varies greatly. On the one hand, it is particularly important to consider factors such as gender, size and age. On the other hand, life circumstances such as pregnancy should be taken into account.

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The daily requirement of potassium

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The daily requirement of potassium

The daily requirement of potassium depends on many factors. In general, it should always be taken into account that height, weight and sex play a significant role. If you take enough potassium daily, you can prevent chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, kidney stones and loss of bone mass.

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Potassium: function, effect & intake

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Potassium: function, effect & intake

Potassium is a mineral that is essential for human life. More precisely, it is an electrolyte. Over 90% is inside the cell, the rest outside the cell. Through electric charges, potassium ensures a balance between the inside and outside of the cell. Potassium is responsible for regulating the water balance. Potassium plays an important role in the transmission of stimuli from a nerve.

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Potassium for the electrolyte balance of the cells

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Potassium for the electrolyte balance of the cells

Potassium is a vital quantity element in the human organism. It is present in the body as an electronically charged particle. These are called potassium ions and are abbreviated as K+. It is one of the most important electrolytes, the majority of which is found in the cells, especially in the muscles. Small amounts of potassium are found in the cells of the liver and bones and the red blood cells.

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